Wai Wai Nu

Wai Wai Nu

Wai Wai Nu is a Rohingya Burmese activist and the director and founder of Women’s Peace Network. Nu was a political prisoner for seven years under the Burmese military government, and emerged to serve as a national – and international – voice for Burma’s human rights and democracy movement. After seeing the country’s escalating violence upon her release in 2012, Nu founded the Women’s Peace Network to build peace and mutual understanding between Burma’s different ethnicities, and to advocate for the rights of marginalized women in Arakan, Burma. Through the Women’s Peace Network, Nu has conducted women’s empowerment trainings, offered legal education seminars, and organized human rights and peacebuilding activities.

After completing her law degree in 2014, Nu founded Justice for Women, which operates as a network of female lawyers providing legal consultation and education for the women of Burma. In 2016, Nu founded the Yangon Youth Center, where young people learn and explore their ideas and promote leadership in society, politics, and peacebuilding. Nu was selected as one of BBC’s 100 Top Women in 2014 and one of Foreign Policy’s 100 World Thinkers in 2015.

Tweets by Wai Wai Nu

  • RT @PVamplify: Against backdrop of Panglong, video emerges of Myanmar Army beating ethnic men. Human rights orgs. demand action: https://t.…Mon May 29, 6:57am
  • More than true @FiMacGregor And there aren't many women in the leadership and ownership of media in Myanmar. https://t.co/SLeP3PH5s4Mon May 29, 6:56am
  • RT @grouillon: 6 months in prison for sharing a rude FB post about ASSK. Welcome to the new democratic Burma. https://t.co/QcWO2Cd7lHMon May 29, 6:41am

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